Annette Boden

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Twemlow Nr Holmes Chapel Cheshire, Cheshire, CW4 8GJ
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About me

Annette Boden
MSc, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBPsS, FNSHP, Adv.Dip THP (N-SHAP),
Adv. Dip (NCHP).
Integrative Psychotherapist. ‘Trained teacher’ of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme. UKCP registered Hypno-psychotherapist. CNHC registered Hypnotherapist.

Annette runs a busy private practice in Twemlow, Cheshire.

As a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist, I use a wide range of techniques, including Hypnosis, Solution focused Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Counselling, with a focus on ‘Positive Psychology’, ‘Transpersonal Psychology’, and Compassion Focused Therapy. I also incorporate, mindfulness- based approaches. I am a registered OCD and Anxiety Disorders Hypnosis specialist.

Specialist interests include: Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder - using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and Hypnotherapy, based on the work of Professor Jeffrey Schwartz and the 4-step programme; Stress management, performance enhancement and achievement; confidence, self-esteem, Alcohol problems, Insomnia, Motivation, Chronic fatigue & Fibromyalgia.

As a full member of The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), a fellow of the national Society for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (FNSHP), and the Hypnotherapy Association, a strict code of conduct and ethics bind me, and in meeting all registration requirements. This includes continued professional development and regular clinical supervision.

I am chair of the board of trustees for Anxiety UK and I am a keen advocate of their work.

My continuous professional development is on-going and now includes completion of an intensive course in Mindful self-compassion taught by Professor Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, PhD. I completed their teacher training in Mindful Self Compassion at Bangor University in 2014 and am now a ‘trained Mindful Self-Compassion programme teacher’.

I continue personal development to enhance the quality of my clinical practice through the daily formal and informal practice of meditation and mindfulness. I have completed the one -year mindfulness training with the Mindfulness Association and the 8- week MBSR in 2011 and, one- year training in Compassion in 2015.

I trained with the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy teacher and trainer Jack Elias in October 2014.

As a ‘trained teacher’ of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme. I am one of the first cohort of European teachers in this field in the UK.

In November 2016, I completed intensive training to become one of the first cohort of teachers outside the US to teach ‘Making friends with yourself-MSC for teens and young adults’

As a trained Mindful self-compassion teacher and believe firmly that mindfulness has an important role to play in the wellbeing and positive emotional functioning of every student undertaking academic study.

I am included on the directory of ‘Trained Mindful Self-Compassion programme teachers’ around the world with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Portfolio of workshops and courses:

In 2013, I began to facilitate Mindful Compassion- focused workshops and day retreats as ‘Annette Boden wellbeing’

I offer mindfulness and compassion-focused courses and workshops for ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia/stress management/Eating well/Sleeping well.

Self -care core skills (incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion) helping people to form healthy habits and strategies for eating well, exercising, sleeping well, and getting the work-life balance right.

Compassionate and effective communication – working as a team, valuing ourselves and the work we do so we can ‘own our contribution’, acknowledging our own and each -other’s achievements, recognising and respecting individual differences.

The official 9-session MSC programme

The adapted 4-week introduction to Mindful self-compassion approaches to well-being.

Mindfulness at work - an introduction to mindfulness and applying it at work.

All my teaching is based on the research and work of Professor Paul Gilbert, Professor Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer- all of whom I have had the privilege to train under.

I am a published author of a research study:

“A study of participation in a compassion-focused therapeutic well-being programme: Cancer patients’ experiences of a well-being programme which focuses on compassion for self and others” (The British Psychological Society North East Branch Newsletter issue 8 spring 2013).

I can be regularly heard on local radio stations such as Silk FM, Capital Radio, High Peak Radio, and Radio Derby. My articles have regularly featured in local press.

I am well versed in social media as a way of reaching out to a wider audience, utilising, Facebook, twitter, linked in and Hoot suite, and updating my own website regularly.

I produce a regular newsletter to inform people of tips and techniques, including a blog on current topics and details of all my workshops and courses.

I am a published author in ‘the Hypnotherapist’ The journal for the Hypnotherapy association and have further articles published in the online magazine ‘healthy new age’ and the ‘Heartworks’ blog. I have published MSc research with The British Psychological Society.

My online newsletter is published monthly and includes tips and techniques for health and well-being, recommended reading, and links to further resources.  My MSc research has now been published as an article for the British Psychological society.



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Training, qualifications & experience

A private practitioner since 1998, Annette trained in counselling skills at St Helens College. Also trained in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy; Psychotherapy; Counselling; Cognitive Therapy; and Neuro- Linguistic Programming at The National School of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (N-SHAP), Regents Park College, London. Annette qualified as a hypno-psychotherapist in 1998. Becoming an advanced hypno-psychotherapist in 2000. Annette also holds an MSc in Transpersonal psychology and a BSc (hons) in psychology.

Annette is a full member of The Hypnotherapy Association, and The Hypnotherapy Counselling Board: A fellow of the National society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy- Registration number: 4208;  a graduate member of The British Psychological Society- Registration number 193482

UKCP registered. Registration number: 2011162534

CNHC registered. Registration number: 000484-L10

BUPA registered (with BUPA recognised Consultants referral) BUPA provider number: 30022358.

I have previously held the role of a director on the board of trustees for Anxiety UK.

UKCHO registered. Registration number: 90279

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

OCD, ethical hypno-banding, Motivation, goal setting and achievement, confidence


Additional information

See website for practice times and fees. Here is the link:

When I work

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10.00am until 6.00pm at my Twemlow practice in Cheshire-within easy reach of M6 junction 17 and 18 .

Further information

I speicalise in Anxiety, stress management, and emotional well-being.

Room 7, The Old Fuel Depot Business Centre, Twemlow Lane, Twemlow Nr Holmes Chapel Cheshire, Cheshire, CW4 8GJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

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Annette Boden
Annette Boden